Ghana vs. Portugal Pick & Prediction NOV 24th 2022

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Portugal vs Ghana: they want to debut with a victory

The wait is over and after 4 years of impatience the ball is rolling again in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 where 32 teams will go for glory. The group stage is always complex and regardless of the strength of some and the weaknesses of others, the opening duel should never be underestimated, taking into account that it shapes the teams towards the round of 16, in a good or bad way. Indeed, the debut of Portugal and Ghana for group H will have much more than three points next Thursday at the 974 Stadium.

On the one hand, those led by Fernando Manuel Costa Santos want to maintain the good level shown in recent years where they won the 2016 Euro Cup and the first edition of the 2019 Nations League when they beat France 1-0 in the final in a surprising result. for sports predictions. Indeed, the Portuguese led by Cristiano Ronaldo want to be candidates to play in the final from the outset and for this they must ratify their entire hierarchy against an always difficult rival like Ghana.

For their part, the Africans led by Otto Addo want to be the sensation of Qatar 2022 and are confident that they will be able to advance to the round of 16 in what would be one of the revelations of sports forecasts taking into account that Uruguay is also in the Group h.

Last Portugal matches

The Portuguese arrived at Qatar 2022 with some doubts and many certainties. The most worrying thing for Portugal is the physical and football state of its star player. It is that Cristiano Ronaldo did not arrive in Qatar in the best way taking into account all his internal conflicts in Manchester United, which can cause collateral damage considering that he shares a team with Bruno Fernandes.

However, Fernando Santos' experience as a group manager will be essential for Portugal's stay to be extended until December 18, the day the final will be held to find a new champion to snatch the title from France.

For this, Portugal has players of a wide European hierarchy such as Joao Félix, who must recover his best form, Bruno Fernándes, Diogo Jota, Pepe, Joao Cancelo and Cristiano Ronaldo. It is clear that the Portuguese have plenty of arguments to be excited.

Portugal's path to Qatar 2022 was complicated, since they had to appeal to the playoffs to qualify for the World Cup after finishing as Serbia's escort in Group A in a surprising result for sports betting. At that time, the Portuguese obtained 17 points in 8 game days as a result of 5 wins, 2 draws and one defeat, scoring 17 goals in favor and receiving only 6 goals.

Portugal's last games in Group A were as follows: they beat Luxembourg 5-0, drew 0-0 against Ireland and fell 1-2 at home against Serbia, which pushed them to second place with access to the playoffs where they prevailed with absolute justice 3-1 against Turkey and beat Macedonia 2-0 in the finals to earn their place at Qatar 2022.

On the other hand, in the Nations League, Portugal was unable to advance to the semifinals and finished as Spain's escort, just one point behind after 3 wins, a draw and two losses.

Last Ghana matches

Otto Addo formed a team that is hard to crack and is in a position to battle the most powerful teams in search of qualifying for the round of 16. Despite the fact that Ghana is not a favorite in sports betting, it has more than interesting players to achieve it such as Jordan Ayem, Thomas Partey, Tariq Lamptey and Mohammed Kudus, among others.

Ghana arrived at Qatar 2022 after much suffering after qualifying as the leader of group G where they won against South Africa by goals. Both teams had finished with 13 points as a result of 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in 6 rounds at stake, although the 7 goals scored were the key for those led by Addo to advance to the final round.

There, Ghana faced an African power like Nigeria, before whom they equalized without goals at home and 1-1 as a visitor, which allowed them to access Qatar 2022 as a result of the goal converted away from home.

For its part, Ghana held several friendlies in preparation for Qatar 2022 with positive results: they fell 0-3 against Brazil, defeated Nicaragua 1-0 and closed with a surprising 2-0 victory against Switzerland.

Background between both

Portugal and Ghana already saw each other's faces at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, so they are already old acquaintances in World Cup events. At that time, they shared Group G where the Portuguese won 2-1 with a goal at their own goal by Boye and Cristiano Ronaldo after Ayew's temporary draw. Undoubtedly, a more than interesting piece of information for the Qatar 2022 World Cup predictions.

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Cristiano Ronaldo was Portugal's top scorer in UEFA Qualifying with 6 accumulated goals, making him the main favorite in Qatar 2022 World Cup forecasts to score against Ghana next Thursday. For his part, Diogo Jota scored 5 goals, while Bruno Fernandes accumulated 3 shouts.

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Thomas Partey and Andrew Ayew were Ghana's top scorers in the African qualifiers for Qatar 2022 with three goals each, so they can surprise at any time.

Sports bets

The best sports betting sites do not doubt the favoritism of the Portuguese next Thursday. Indeed, Portugal's victory offers a odd of 1.40, placing the tie at 4.50 and Ghana's victory at 8.50.

If both teams convert the sum to be received will be 2.50, while the favorite score is the 2-0 favorable to Portugal whose sum is 6.00. Likewise, an interesting combination is that of Portugal converts in both halves, Bruno Fernandes scores at any time and both teams convert whose improved sum amounts to 17.00.

Finally, if Cristiano Ronaldo opens or closes the scoring, the fee to receive will be 4.00, while the goal at any time by Ayew has a fee of 7.00.

Schedules and television

Argentina: Thursday, November 24, 1:00 p.m. TyC Sports Play, DirecTV Sports and Televisión Pública.

Brazil: 1:00 p.m. Tv Globo and Sport Tv.

Colombia: 11:00 a.m. DirecTV Sports and Caracol.

Mexico: 11:00 a.m. Sky Sports, TUDN, Vix+ and TV Azteca.

United States: 12:00 p.m. Telemundo, Universo Now and Peacock.